Parliament passes a Bill that makes children with disabilities eligible for free and compulsory education

Parliament passed a Bill that will make children with disabilities eligible for free and compulsory education under the RTE (Right to Education) Act in all schools. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha on April 24, 2012 also exempts Madarsas and Vedic Pathshalas, which impart religious teachings, from the RTE Act.

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